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GERANIUM - macrorrhizum 'Spessart'  / Spessart Cranesbill

    GERANIUM - macrorrhizum 'Spessart' / Spessart Cranesbill

    Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart', also known as Bigroot geranium, is a clump-forming perennial with fragrant, deeply lobed, green foliage. This cultivar is prized for its showy, magenta-pink flowers that bloom from late spring to early summer.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 25-30 cm (10-12 in)
    • Spread: 45-60 cm (18-24 in)
    • Flower color: Magenta-pink
    • Flowering period: Late spring to early summer
    • Foliage: Deeply lobed, green foliage with a pleasant fragrance
    • Sunlight requirements: Partial to full shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining soil
    • Hardiness Zone: 3

    Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart' is an excellent choice for ground cover in shady areas of the garden. It can also be planted in borders, rock gardens, and woodland gardens. Its fragrant foliage makes it a great addition to herb gardens and it can be used as a natural pest repellent.

    This cultivar is known for its tolerance of shade, dry conditions, and poor soils. It is also resistant to deer and rabbit damage, making it a low-maintenance option for gardeners. Its fragrant foliage and showy blooms make it an attractive addition to any garden.

    Companion Plants:
    • Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns' - its yellow flowers provide a nice color contrast with the pink blooms of Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'.
    • Allium 'Millenium' - its pink-purple globes of flowers provide a nice contrast to the pink blooms of Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'.
    • Amsonia hubrichtii - its feathery, light-green foliage provides a nice contrast to the smooth green foliage of Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'.
    Care Instructions:
    Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart' is a low-maintenance plant that requires little care once established. It prefers well-draining soil and partial to full shade. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Prune back after blooming to encourage new growth and a tidy appearance.

    Final Thoughts:
    Overall, Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart' is a hardy and beautiful plant that adds a pop of color and fragrance to any garden. Its low-maintenance nature and tolerance for a variety of conditions make it a great choice for novice and experienced gardeners alike.